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Lee Anne Chesterfield: Making art more accessible


Published: November 13, 2018 8:25 am

One of Chesterfield’s main goals since joining the Harn from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in July, has been figuring out how to increase art’s impact on more people by making an already welcoming place even more accessible.

two members of the office of sustainability at the fair

Office of Sustainability and partners share sustainable transportation options at fair


Published: November 13, 2018 7:45 am

The fair featured interactive booths, eco-friendly vehicle exhibits and demos, a Fix-a-Flat Challenge, helmet giveaways, activities and more for staff, faculty and students.

Ongoing hurricane relief efforts support faculty, staff and students in Panhandle


Published: October 30, 2018 8:20 am

When Hurricane Michael struck the Florida Panhandle, many UF/IFAS faculty, staff and students’ homes were destroyed or badly damaged. Donations continue to be accepted via Aid-a-Gator, UF’s emergency fund for faculty, staff and students, with nearly $15,000 raised in recent weeks. In addition, UF/IFAS has established a hurricane relief site with opportunities for those who wish to help to provide donations and/or volunteer.

Construction begins at 800 Second at Innovation Square with groundbreaking ceremony


Published: November 1, 2017 8:45 am

University of Florida leaders, alongside developers, investors and community members, gathered Oct. 13 for the groundbreaking ceremony at the future site of 800 Second at Innovation Square. The building, at the corner of SW 2nd Ave. and SW 8th St., across the street from UF’s Innovation Hub technology incubator, is slated to offer 55,000 square feet of state-of-the-art office, collaboration, and retail space, and will serve as a place for technology and innovation ventures to grow and flourish.

Zika Health Advisory


Published: June 7, 2017 7:42 am

The Florida Department of Health recently issued a reminder about the ongoing presence of Zika virus, which is known to cause severe birth defects. Recent tropical rains mean the entire University of Florida community must remain vigilant in preventing the Zika virus.

UF announces $250,000 in awards for UF-City of Gainesville research


Published: March 1, 2017 9:45 am

UF’s Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer recently announced it is seeking proposals from faculty for research projects that utilize the campus and greater Gainesville community as a living laboratory to address real-world problems in our local community.

UF receives national recognition as bike-friendly and tree-friendly campus


Published: March 1, 2017 8:45 am

The University of Florida recently received two recognitions for its efforts toward sustainability and environmentally friendly practices.

President Fuchs issues statement on immigration executive order


Published: February 1, 2017 8:45 am

In light of the administration’s executive order suspending the entry of individuals from certain countries into the United States for 90 days, Dr. Fuchs affirmed the University of Florida’s support for our international students, faculty and staff.

New exhibit ‘Frogs!’ leaps into Florida Museum Jan. 28


Published: January 11, 2017 8:50 am

Experience some of the most visually stunning, vocally pleasing and remarkably adaptable life forms on earth. Search for hidden frogs, activate calls and perform a virtual dissection in this hands-on, minds-on adventure allowing visitors to discover the important role frogs play—including serving as indicators for the health of our environment.

Join 352Creates March 24-25 to create a healthy community


Published: January 11, 2017 8:45 am

Now in its second year, 352Creates aims to demonstrate that creativity can be fun for everyone. “Pop-up” style art activities will help promote health and community engagement in unexpected ways and locations.


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